Since 1985, WSU’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) has built a reputation as the most capable university-based aviation research center in the country, providing research, design, testing, certification and training to the aviation manufacturing industry, government agencies and educational entities.

NIAR features:

  • 320,000 square feet of research and office space
  • More than a dozen labs—from additive manufacturing and crash dynamics to virtual reality and the Walter H. Beech Wind Tunnel
  • The FAA Center of Excellence for Composites and Advanced Materials (CECAM) and the National Center for Advanced Materials Performance (NCAMP)